The '''American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry''' ('''AACAP''') is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional association
in the United States dedicated to facilitating psychiatry|psychiatric care
for children and adolescents. The Academy is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Various levels of membership are available to Doctor of Medicine|physicians
specialized in child psychiatry
, as well as medical students
interested in the field, in the United States and abroad.
Established in 1953 as the American Academy of Child Psychiatry (AACP),
it became the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) in 1989.